10 Total Quotes

Ira Winkler Quotes

These are not your average hackers. They're highly skilled people who try to find holes in commercial software.
Ira Winkler
#People

The fact is, you can get lost in the statistics, and I think a lot of people will be surprised by the Linux vulnerability numbers. But it's impossible to write perfectly secure software that's also functional.
Ira Winkler
#People

With free e-mail, the more accesses there are, the more money they potentially make from advertising sales, so they don't put that much thought into the design of the system for security.
Ira Winkler
#Advertising

[Sites often get hacked simply because they present an opportunity for vandalism and not because they espouse any ideology or cause that an attacker may oppose, said Ira Winkler, president of the Internet Security Advisors Group in Severna Park, Md., and author of a book called Corporate Espionage.] To a hacker, you're just an IP address, ... You get hit because you let yourself be an easy mark.
Ira Winkler
#Ideology

I used to say there were only ... a few hundred (in the latter category). These are people who like to play with software and figure out how to find exploits into the software. That requires lots of good technical talent and knowing how to do software testing.
Ira Winkler
#People

The more functionality you have, the more likelihood there is for a security vulnerability, and Windows NT just keeps building more and more functionality in there.
Ira Winkler
#Security

When the security manager found out, he went through the roof.
Ira Winkler
#Security

You can get rid of all the ankle biters by using basic things, and people don't realize that,
Ira Winkler
#People

You can get rid of all the ankle biters by using basic things, and people don't realize that.
Ira Winkler
#People

To a large extent, this could be a failure with open source.
Ira Winkler
#Failure